The snowmobile manufacturers have developed a close working
relationship with the Canadian and American avalanche training and awareness
teams. With increased education among snowmobilers, the number of
snowmobile-related avalanche fatalities and occurrences has fallen
With winter approaching, several groups, including the
snowmobile manufacturers, are working on expanding the avalanche awareness
effort as more and more riders from outside the mountainous regions are riding
in the beautiful mountain terrain, which also poses new and significant
The US Forest Service Team has put together a brochure which
highlights some of the key avalanche safety issues. See the attached PDF.
For more information, visit the Canadian Avalanche Centre: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/,
which has a strong partnership with the manufacturers.